This species can be found on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Bolivia (Chuquisaca, Santa Cruz, and Tarija from 950-2,200m asl) and northwestern Argentina (Jujuy, Salta, Tucumán Provinces from 700-1,200m asl).
Habitat and Ecology
This terrestrial species occurs in the leaf-litter of humid montane forests. Eggs are laid under logs on the forest floor and develop directly. It can tolerate a small amount of habitat disturbance and can be found in clearings on slopes as well as roadside ditches, but cannot tolerate more intensive habitat modification such as intensive logging or livestock grazing.
It is uncommon throughout its range. It is recorded every year in Argentina.
Habitat loss/degradation due to wood extraction and agricultural expansion are threats to this species.
In Bolivia, this species occurs in the Amboro, Tariquia and Aguarague protected areas. In Argentina, some populations are protected in Calilegua and Baritú National Parks.
Differences in acoustic parameters support the specific status of Oreobates discoidalis (Padial et al., 2008).
Esteban Lavilla, Claudia Cortez, Steffen Reichle, Ignacio De la Riva, Jörn Köhler 2010. Oreobates discoidalis. In: IUCN 2014